Artist Statement

As a painter, designer, and performing artist I am captivated by personal adventures, diversity and the common thread that binds us. For the last decade, I’ve pursued work that explores elements of culture, spirituality, and sociology.


I consider other social groups experiences, values, and traditions when looking through my creative lens. This leads me to projects in and for a variety of settings and communities. Working this way has given me the ability to skillfully express an array of subject matter and themes that connect to cultural experience. 


I currently host a podcast on Spotify called “Artist Behind the Art” where I feature diverse local artists and talk about their personal experiences and processes. I am working on a comprehensive plant study and collection, that will be rendered in various medium. I dance in a street performance group which has roots in traditional New Zealand and Native American dance & at the beginning of 2024 I joined the Board of Directors for 'Friends of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument' where I help steward Nevada's fourth national monument. In all of my art practices, I celebrate the diverse and beautiful nature of our universe



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Education

AAT - Studio Arts - Orange Coast College 

February 2022-Current

Exhibit

OCC Student Exhibition 2nd Floor Gallery 

December 2023

Irvine High Student Exhibition

November 2012

Experience

Freelance - Pet Portraits, Logo Design

2019 - Current

Social Media - Friends of Avi Kwa Ame National Monument

January 2024 - Current

Artist Residency - The Mystery Ranch, Searchlight NV

February-March 2024

Illustration Publication -  The Searchlight Goldbeam

April 2024


Contact

Phone: (949) 674 -6471

Email: CatJohnsonFineArt@gmail.com

Instagram: @CatJohnsonArt